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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 14, 2012 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Interesting news about an upcoming live Owsley recording.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/14/DDIE1NJ6RN.DTL

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Mar 14, 2012 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Thanks for the heads up on this one. Looks like a show I want to hear for sure. Wonder what else is in "Bear's vault," that we will all get to hopefully hear one day. Who owns, and also where our "his tapes"? Any one got info on that? LIA? Peace

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 14, 2012 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Go here for more info:

http://www.owsleystanleyfoundation.org/

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Mar 14, 2012 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

thanx bd. another good link.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 15, 2012 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (and Peter Rowan)

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Owsley Stanley Foundation gets mirrored on The Archive


The Tao of Bluegrass ~ A Portrait of Peter Rowan - please help! - March 21, 2012 is deadline
• this is a Film Documentary project in Pagosa Springs, CO - by Christine Funk

Interviews for the film include:

Vassar Clements, Tony Rice, Billy Bright, Sally Truitt (Planet Bluegrass), Sandy Monroe, Chris and Lorin Rowan, Manose (Nepali flute player), Rimpoche, Fully Fullerton, Tony Chin, David Nelson, Drew Emmitt, Hot Buttered Rum, Richard Greene, Laurie Lewis, Steve Earle, Tim O’Brien, Wavy Gravy, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Sharon Gilchrist, David Grisman, Bryn Davies, David Rawlings, Jack Casady, Jody Stecher, Sam Bush, and Larry Atamanuik... plus maybe a few more.


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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Mar 14, 2012 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

It's like a never ending cookie jar . . .

Really looking forward to a 'decent' early live recording by the Airplane - I can't stand the way the vocals are sooooooooo up front in the mix on most of their live releases. I'm confident that Bear's mix for tape is much more listenable.

Also, the rest of that list is intriguing . . . what a trove!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 15, 2012 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

I'm more interested in mid to late Airplane recordings ala Bless it's Pointed Little Head. Baxters/Crown of Creation stuff where Jack and Jorma dominate

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 14, 2012 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Too funny,

"Today" was playin on the elevator music at the market on Monday.

Blows Against The Empire and 30 Seconds Over Winterland are both kind LP's.

We attended the performance at The Auditorium Theatre in late Summer of 1972.

Monterey Pop remains the definitive performed version of "Today!".

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 15, 2012 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

" We attended the performance at The Auditorium Theatre in late Summer of 1972."

yeah, and I was at Woodstock

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Poster: JackDog Date: Mar 14, 2012 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Thanks for the heads-up about this cd and thanks again for the link to the official Bear website. I went ahead and bought the signed cd from them, so the money's going straight to where it should go.

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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 14, 2012 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Indeed.
And many thanks to WillCo for the streaming link.
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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 14, 2012 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Agreed. And now for something completely different - the upcoming Esperanza Spalding release:

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/11/147979893/first-listen-esperanza-spalding-radio-music-society

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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 14, 2012 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

A whole lot of talent there.
Thanks for the link.
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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 15, 2012 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

sweet! That'll be a must have. Everyone only cares about Janis but James Gurley was a mad man on guitar. This should be intense.

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Poster: WillCo Date: Mar 14, 2012 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

The bits I've tried sound great. You can stream the whole thing (for a few more days) here:

http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/13

(If it's not one of the four shows in view you can use the left and right arrows to navigate to where it is).

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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 14, 2012 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Here's another little gem there:

http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/8
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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 14, 2012 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

That's what I'm streaming right now!

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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 14, 2012 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Just superb.
What a band!
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Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 14, 2012 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Well that's great news.
Bear talked about this recording here:
http://www.thebear.org/albums.html (at the bottom of the page)

Note that he said the album won't be released until Sony agrees to his terms. A mere 12 years ago.
Unfortunately, it took Bear's death for anyone to even consider trying to release more than a couple of his tapes.
The Owsley Foundation page states that his tapes are within a few years of becoming too degraded to be releaseable; no doubt if Bear had lived, he'd have sat on them til they deteriorated. Over a thousand tapes!
Fortunately, his family lost no time in getting this Foundation together to rescue the tapes. I hope this is the first in a long series of Sonic Journals!

I would guess the actual tapes are still held in Australia by his family, though perhaps they've been transferred to the US. At any rate I hope we get a more complete list of the recordings someday, and hope even more that it includes the Velvet Underground....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 14, 2012 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

Excellent; it's a little known fact that my league t-shirts for basketball in the Bay Area during the mid-70s had "BEAR" across the front...my nickname, which I selected for obvious reasons, but others always assumed it was my approach to basketball (hmmm?!). Whatever color, # usu 33 (as BD would guess), whatever type, as long as it was allowed, I always stenciled that across the chest in black ltrs.

Back to the regular program.

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 14, 2012 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

"my nickname, which I selected for obvious reasons,"

Uuuuuh huh-huh.....you poop in the woods.

Hey, how 'bout that trade? Next I think they'll move Bogut to NYK for Jeremy Lin.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 14, 2012 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

"and hope even more that it includes the Velvet Underground...."

INDEED!

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Poster: gaZeebo Date: Mar 15, 2012 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more on Bear (slightly Dead)

sure the tapes would be OK, but what about the acid stash, man?!?!